Saturday, November 01, 2008

More snaps

The top and bottom photo is of when we went to Dovedale for a weekend in June. We walked up Thorpe Cloud, me and Col went the easy way and Peter, Dad and John walked it the steepest bit. The middle photo is of me and John going up on the train to the top of Snowdon, we went at Easter. We couldn't get to the top as they are building a new tourest thing there. We don't often have hotos with the two of us together, but someone kindly took this one. x

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Some snaps.

Some of my favourite pics. Top is Malham cove I love this place. The first time I went it was really quiet as it was out of season. I took a book and didn't even read it. I use sat and chilled out listening to the water. John was with me and we saw a shrew. The second one is again in Yorkshire, took last year when we went camping with all the family. It is one of the only family pics taken with us all in because John set up the camera timer. The last picture just makes me smile.  x

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Job Hell

There is a job going at the school I worked in last year. So I have to apply. I hate filling application forms and writing personal statements and cover letters. I never know what to write and find it really difficult to big myself up. I'm having trouble sleeping because I worried that I won't get the job and panicing already about the interview. As soon as I went in to do supply after the holiday and everyone apart from the head told me about and asked f I was going to apply. Even the lovely caretaker asked me. So the pressure is on. And I will feel a right twit if I don't get it. I wont it so badly, the school is so nice and I get along so well with all the staff. I fact I'm going to the pub with them on Friday. That is the day of the interviews (thats if I get an interview). 

Friday, October 17, 2008

Back home.

Well we are back. Had a lovely holiday. First half of the holiday Dad and Alice was with us. We went to Cheddar Gorge and around the caves there. We also brought some lovely cider. The travel lodge we stopped in was super.
The cottage was near Bude it was lovely, clean, neat and white. It use to be a barn and has been converted. Had to get use the ducking under the doorways as they were a little low. For the first three days we woke up to misable foggy drizzle but by dinner time it have cleared up to sunshine, though it wasn't warm enought to take you coat off. We went to Goonhilly to the Science museam, it was a little disappointing and could have been a lot better. Later on we went to Lizard point, by this time the weather had improved and we spent time on the beach, me sat on a rock staring at the sea, John look in hole it the rock and Dad and Alice climbing over the place. We also went to Boscastle which was really pretty. We went for a walk along the coast, then to the witchcraft museam. 
Later on we went to Tintagel the place where king Arther was concenvied, not sure how they know that!!! Also spent a lot of time on the beach there, me sat on a rock watching the sea (I saw a seal) John, Alice and Dad looking in caves. There was one that went through the cliff and out the other side. John fell in and got wet. 
We spent a day at Meagissy (not sure how to spell it). A lovely harbour village. Then we stop at Pentoween sands I sat on a rock and watched the sea. John found holes and Dad and Alice climbed. 
Unfortunatly Dad and Alice left us and went home. Me and John continued the holiday. The weather also improved and at one stage I told me coat off.
We went to Newquey have a very pretty beach. We did loads of walking there as it is quite steep. John brought we the new James Bond book. I sat on the beach and watch the sea and surfers and read. John wondered about looking in rock pools. I wondered about with him. We just seem to spent that day wondering in lovely sunshire. I think it was the best day of the holiday because it was so relaxed. There is a weird house on an island there in  the middle of the beach. I also made a sand crab. 
We went to St Michaels mount which was nice. I like the boats trip over. The walk up to the top wasn't to bad. It looked as if I was abroad because it was a lovely sunny day and there were lots of palm trees and blue sea. 
We went to Bude and to a toy museam which was fab. It was for people my age and it have toy the I either had when I was little, or wanted or that my friends had. The tuffy road safety game, big yellow tea pot, He man, sweet shop, care bears, my little pony, get a long gang, and load of stuff that I had forgotten about. 
Then it was time ot come home. We stopped at Cheddar gorge again to restock on cider. 
Had a lovely time. 

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Summer Over

All the kids have gone back too school (not my kids just in general. I don't have children). I'm unemployed waiting for the phone to ring asking for me to do supply. I feel I'm not needed, wanted. Though not tomorrow because I need to drive to Holly's and pick her as we are going to Bristol to see Roz for the weekend. I'm still watching too much crap TV. I have been baking lots to relive the boredom, today I made apple and Bramble pie and potato fritters.

Went to see an outdoor theatre performance of Sleeping beauty is was really good. 

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Long time

I haven't written anything on this for ages. Not that I do much not I live with John. God it is boring, a daily routine of going to work, having tea aruging about who is going to wash up, watching crap TV and going to bed. How dull.
I want to do something really exciting before I'm old, but what???? I fancy to travel, but no money and having to go on my own is a problem.
Diet is off, just eat a huge bar of chocolate.
my job finishes in about a week, they are not keeping me on because they have employed a assistant head. So going back on supply. This means I'm able to go on holiday in Sept when it is cheap. I want to go to France, didn't think John is too kean.
Bye X

Friday, April 18, 2008

Bloody diet.

I'm on a diet. Been on it since Sunday. Stuggling because I'm bored and when I'm bored I eat. So instead of eating I've started cooking, but then I want to lick the mix, and eat the results. HELP. Got brownies in the oven at the moment. I really should do some work, but I can't be bothered. I want to look super for summer and Hollys wedding. I've been trying on strapless dresses, but they don;t suit me because I'm fat and have fat arms. Think I'm driving John batty because I record everything I eat (weighwatchers). Now I can smell brownies, I added extra chocolate in them. Plus all week I've been wanting a pint, a cool, sweet, lovely pint. Bugger I'm crap at this. Going to eat a rice cracker. Bye.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008



Hopefully I'm going to go to the picture tonight, to see 27 dresses. John doesn't really want to go so I might have to go on my own, a bit Norman no mates but never mind.

I been planting seeds. Lettuces and flowers, hope I have mixed them up.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I'm panicking that my car won't make it to Wales. Panicking so much that I'm forking out for breakdown cover.
Tried starting the car this morning and nothing happened. NOTHING!! It didn't even moan slightly or chug over.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Woke up this morning and it was snowing. It has almost gone now but there was about 2inches. Which isn't much really considering what some places get.

Hoping that when we walk up snowdon this time there will be snow on the top. Last time I did it with Col, it was June. We prepared to walk up and expected it to be cold and snowy. So we piled on the layers and waterproofs. In was the hottest day in June and we both got sunburnt. We were so red that someone near the top let us use their sun cream because there felt sorry for us. I have never been in such pain that night.

We have been making a snowman today. John's is the bigger one and main is the smaller. Mine is much better. John's fell down three times. Just goes to show size doesn't matter.

Sam X

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter.

Four days off and I've booked a holiday in Wales.
due to the fact I'm working now we are going posh in our holiday. No camping, no B&B (some of them freak me out and the last one we went to we have to run away from becauase it was just plain weird). We have rented a cottage for a week.
Hopefully going to walk up Snowdon again. I've done it before but John hasn't.
Sam X

Monday, February 25, 2008

Back at school.

Well I'm back and so far thing are fine.
I had parents evening which was interesting!!!
Looking forward to Easter. The best thing about all the holidays a teacher gets is the fact that you don't have to work too long before you get a break. There is something always to look forward too even thing are cruddy.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Last day of the hol's

It is the last day. I have done no work so I'm busy craming lesson plans today. Watching House at the moment and baking more bread.
Sam X

Sunday, January 27, 2008


This weekend has gone so fast, don't seem to have much time to do anything. I've brought a load of marking home but haven't removed it from my car.
Have a pupil progress meeting tomorrow they really panic me. I never know what to say or do.
Been on the beach today which was nice for a change. Didn't get any more gardening done. Before I plant anything I'm going to metal detect the area. Maybe I will find something good and can retire.
Sam x

Saturday, January 26, 2008



I've go the gardening bug. Have just been brought a hoe and really big scissor things. Started to clear the rubbish from the garden, realised that there are loads of prickly stuff so I have to go back into town and buy some gloves.

I'm pretty rubbish because I've cleared about a foot and bored now and watching trash tv.

Also planted about 4 bulbs.

Sam x

Saturday, January 12, 2008

1st week over.

Yeah it is the weekend. First week is over and I have survived. It has been really good. We have been doing Roald Dahl in Literacy. Going to do nothing over the weekend. Have only just got up now heading for a bath for a reelaxing soak and pampering with loads of my christmas stuff.

Sunday, January 06, 2008



Just watching House. John got me series one and two for Christmas.

Trying to

Friday, January 04, 2008


Had visitors today. 12 O'clock I was in bed having a lay in reading a really bad book. There is a knock on the door. Ignored it. Knocked again. Grabbed my really short dressing gown. Couldn't find my keys. Open the door, who is it? JoHo's!. Great so there I am in my dressing gown. Like an idiot I asked if they have a nice Christmas. Whoops! There wouldn't go away. Apparently John talked to them before Christmas and they thought they would visit afterwards. Great.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I've been thinking about new year resolutions.
I think that mine will be trying to looking tidier and take a liitle more time in me appearence. this will mine that I will have to buy a few more clothes and outfits.
Johns is a secret he won't tell me what it is.
I was meant to be going shopping today and looking at the sales. But John has dissappeared with my purse so I'm sorting out planning ready for Monday. Will have to save the shopping until I go to Hollys on Friday
Sam X